The Iraqi-Saudi Coordination Council Holds Its Second Session

Baghdad , Iraq -The Iraqi-Saudi Coordinating Council, represented by specialized committees from the Iraqi side, held its second session in the office of the Secretary General of the Council of Ministers headed by Minister of Planning Salman Jumaili and in the presence of a number of members of the Council and ministers or their representatives to the Ministries of Transport, Higher Education and Scientific Research, Agriculture, and Foreign Affairs.

The Council’s Coordinator, Secretary General of the Council of Ministers, Mahdi Al-Alaq said in a statement that the next phase of economic and trade relations between the two countries will witness great cooperation, which contributes to increasing trade exchange and provides investment opportunities in all fields, foremost of which are commercial, agricultural and industrial fields. Added that the Iraqi-Saudi Coordination Council will work to remove all barriers and encourage investment and strengthen relations between Riyadh and Baghdad. “

The council discussed its working mechanism and the tasks of the committees and members to prepare and coordinate the projects that it hoped to implement with the Saudi side soon, stressing the need to complete the files related to the implementation of the work related to the development of border ports and the establishment of railways and the activation of air and sea transport by the end of this month .

The Council held its first meeting in Saudi Arabia last October during the visit of the Prime Minister, Haider Al-Abadi to the Kingdom to enhance strategic communication between the two countries, deepen mutual political trust, open new horizons of cooperation in various fields and develop private sector partnership.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency